Laura Mvula scores her second #1, as Nile Rodgers-featuring “Overcome” passes former chart-toppers Adele and Cam to take the top spot, while the rest of the top ten holds steady. Kris Allen’s “Waves” is the highest debut at #14; below the top fifty, the chart also adds debuts by Céline Dion, The Knocks featuring Walk The Moon, Mayer Hawthorne (whose “Cosmic Love” also re-enters), Fleur East, Yuna, and Hannah Grace.
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Adele holds for a second week at #1 with “Hello,” with Carly Rae Jepsen and Sara Bareilles steady in the top three. Bareilles is also the week’s biggest mover, as “Door Number Three” jumps from its #59 debut last week into the top twenty. (Speaking of the top twenty, a notable fact: Walk The Moon’s “Shut Up And Dance” exits the top twenty this week for the first time in its 61st week on the chart). Coldplay scores the highest debut of the week with A Head Full Of Dreams lead single “Adventure Of A Lifetime,” in at #55 ahead of Lissie’s “Hero” at #62. Additional debuts include new entries from xoV, Tori Kelly, and Alessia Cara.
Cam’s “Burning House” and Finish Ticket’s “Scavenger” move into an otherwise quiet top ten, but the most notable change comes just below: Walk The Moon’s “Shut Up And Dance” exits the top ten for the first time, in its fifty-eighth week on the chart. Charles Kelley scores the biggest mover title this week along with featured acts Dierks Bentley and Eric Paslay, as “The Driver” vaults from last week’s debut position of #88 up to #36. One spot below, Martin Luke Brown is the highest debut with new single “Knife Edge.” Troye Sivan sneaks new song “Talk Me Down” into the top fifty as well. In the bottom half of the chart, Lauren Alaina, XYLØ, Bondax featuring Erik Hassle, and Wet enter, as does a re-entry from Finish Ticket.
Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Run Away With Me” makes it a sixth week at the top, as the rest of the top five holds steady. Just below, Walk The Moon holds at #6 with “Shut Up And Dance,” which enters its second year on the chart: having debuted on September 14, 2014, this is its 53rd week charting. Also notable: it has yet to leave the top ten, having debuted at #9 and ascended to #1 in twenty-one weeks.
Finish Ticket gets the two highest debuts this week, with “Color” in at #18 and “Scavenger” not far behind at #30, along with two more entries in the lower half of the chart. They beat out new tracks from Rachel Platten, Christine and the Queens featuring Tunji Ige, Pentatonix, and a pair each from Maddie & Tae, Carly Rae Jepsen, and Troye Sivan.
After a record 27 weeks at the top, Walk The Moon’s “Shut Up And Dance” falls to #2 as Carly Rae Jepsen takes over with “Run Away With Me,” her first #1 hit. Alessia Cara and Matt Nathanson also move upward within the top ten, and Lianne La Havas posts two big jumps for Blood album cuts “Midnight” (61-12), “Ghost” (93-35), and “Tokyo” (92-44). Just below, Robin Thicke scores the week’s highest debut with “Back Together,” his new single featuring Nicki Minaj. Also making appearances are the remaining two tracks from La Havas’s album, Calvin Harris and Disciples, James Bay, a pair of tracks from Tame Impala, newcomer Hailee Steinfeld’s debut single “Love Myself,” a re-entry from Ashley Monroe, Gavin James, another Jepsen cut, and Young Brother.
In its 23rd week at the top, Walk The Moon’s “Shut Up And Dance” sets a record for the highest number of chart weeks at #1, surpassing the previous 22-week record set by Adele’s “Rolling In The Deep.” (In the earliest days of my personal chart, Ricky Martin and Christina Aguilera’s “Nobody Wants To Be Lonely” reigned for a total of 41 weeks at #1 in 2002, though only over five charts, as I was not yet compiling them on a weekly basis.) Meanwhile, Carly Rae Jepsen moves into the top ten with “E·MO·TION.”
The week’s highest debut comes from former chart-topper Martin Luke Brown, whose new song “Scars On Scars” enters at #68. New singles from Grizfolk, Demi Lovato, Hunter Hayes featuring Lady Antebellum, and Jess Glynne also enter, as does newcomer FLETCHER and a new album cut from both Kacey Musgraves and Tori Kelly.
Walk The Moon gets a 22nd week at #1 with “Shut Up And Dance,” tying it with Adele’s “Rolling In The Deep” for the longest-running #1 ever on my chart. Minus a little shuffling at the bottom, the top ten stays the same; Carly Rae Jepsen vaults to #11 with the title track from her new album, E·MO·TION. She also scores the week’s highest debut, as upcoming single “Run Away With Me” runs in at #33. Except for the debut of Delta Rae’s Charleston-inspired single “All Good People” and a re-entry from firekid, the rest of the week’s new entries belong to Kacey Musgraves and Tori Kelly, who each debut several songs from their respective albums, Pageant Material and Unbreakable Smile.
The chart takes a quiet week, with a stagnant top ten and few notable jumps. Worth noting, however, is a milestone at #1: Walk The Moon’s “Shut Up And Dance” notches its twentieth week at the top, one of the chart’s longest runs ever. The Weeknd makes the highest debut with his first solo song to chart, “Can’t Feel My Face,” in at #57. New songs from Beck, Maddie & Tae, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban, Joy Williams, Wrabel, and AIR BAG ONE also enter, as well as newcomer Scavenger Hunt.
Carly Rae Jepsen moves into the top three with “I Really Like You,” but Walk The Moon holds for a nineteenth week at #1 with “Shut Up And Dance.” Lianne La Havas adds a new top-ten hit to her record, as “Unstoppable” moves 12-9. The week’s two biggest movers land next to one another: Alessia Cara’s “Here” makes a jump of 32 spots up to #31, just behind Young Brother’s 30-position increase for “Kamikaze.” Jepsen also has the honor of the week’s highest debut, as the title track from E·MO·TION enters at #41. Following her are three new songs from Kacey Musgraves’s Pageant Material, along with debuts from R5, MKTO, I Know Leopard, firekid, Ashley Monroe, and John Newman, all of whom have previously charted.